In one of the more surreal moments of my life, amma and MP sat down together and watched an entire episode of Ek Se BadhKar Ek--one of the many thoroughly annoying programs on an Indian cable network called Zee TV that my parents (like most South Asian, diasporic parents) LOVE--while I flitted in and out of the room, going about my own business.
"Shahrukh Khan is my favorite actor," I heard amma tell him at one point.
"Do you like Salman Khan?" MP asked.
"Yes, he's nice too," she said thoughtfully.
"Though a bit of an alcholic, no?"
MP, as many of you already know, is NOT South Asian.
It was bizarre.